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Old 12-17-07, 12:24 AM   #1
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STI lever compatibility with disc brakes

Hey guys and gals, gday from Australia. Currently my wife and I are riding vivente world radonneur touring bikes which have shimano Tiagra sti levers running ( on the front ) a shimano br505f mechanical disc with a 160mm rotor. I am about 85% happy with the performance of the brakes, and I am chasing any tips on improving their performance as I have heard varying opinions on the compatibility of STI levers with disc brakes. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-17-07, 04:58 AM   #2
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I have heard varying opinions on the compatibility of STI levers with disc brakes.
Depends on the brakes. Your M505 brakes have been designed for use with STI levers.
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Depends on the brakes. Your M505 brakes have been designed for use with STI levers.
That's interesting. I saw a couple of Trek road bikes at a local LBS with disc brakes and STI brifters and wondered how they made them work together as I didn't see any Travel Agents in the system. Now I know what the brakes must be.
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